SysML 2 is GO!


A month back, on November 12, I attended the Future Directions for SysML v2 webinar, which presented the approach taken to define the process of the next version of SysML. This was very informative and, at the time, I thought the approach was well thought and the desired improvements were exciting.

And now, I read Tim Weilkiens’ “Next Generation SysML – All-Clear For Takeoff” entry in the MBSE4U blog indicating that the OMG has voted for the SysML v2 RFP!

From what I saw in the webinar, this is good news. But this kind of endeavour is not something that can be done quickly – and neither should it! But in 2-5 years, we’ll have a new, better, and enhanced way of modeling systems!

An evening of System Security Engineering

Some of you may know that I am a member of INCOSE, but few may be aware that I am involved in the efforts being made to create a Canada Chapter.

As part of its effort to become a registered chapter, the emergent Canada Chapter has held conferences in the past (the last one was on December 21, 2015).

There is a new event coming up on June 16 that promises “An evening of System Security Engineering” (a.k.a., SSE)!

SSE is gaining a lot of traction these days, especially with the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IOT, or as some like to say, the Internet of Everything) and various security concerns around our infrastructures. If you are building systems, this is a topic that you can’t avoid.

Are you interested in knowing more? Have a look at the flyer and maybe you’ll want to join us!  Tickets are availble from Eventbrite and if you’re an active INCOSE member, it’s free!

I hope to see you there!

 

 

INCOSE Symposium 2015

Next week, I’ll be at the 25th INCOSE Symposium in Seattle, WA. I will be in the PolarSys booth in the exhibition hall, presenting and talking about Eclipse Papyrus with my colleagues (and friends) from the CEA. Of course, since this is an INCOSE conference, we will be concentrating on  Papyrus’ SysML capabilities and Papyrus for Real Time.

The plan is to show how Papyrus can help practitioners reach the goals for model-driven engineering from both INCOSE’s 2020 and 2025 Visions.

Will you be at the Symposium? If so, drop me a note and come talk to us at booth B6-B7 in the Exhibit Hall!

I look forward to seeing you there!

The Agile Manifesto reworked for Systems Engineering

In her community on IBM developerWorks, Hazel Woodcock posted an excellent blog entry describing a rework of the Agile Manifesto (really a “Manifesto for Agile Software Development“) into something that is more relevant to system engineering and the development of large systems.

If you have any interest in systems engineering (or if you are a member of INCOSE, like me), you really should have a look and make your voice heard (you’ll have to join developerWorks to be able to comment)!